Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crock-Pot Chicken Tostadas

Be prepared to be hungry. The other day, I was craving some Mexican - something fierce. So I spent some time googling recipes on Pinterest that would satisfy my craving and use things we happened to have on hand. I combined a recipe or two or three (or more) and this is we had for dinner:

Crock Pot Chicken Tostadas!

Seriously ya'll.. it was so easy and so delicious. Even Colton liked his, and Brad and I may have each eaten 3 tostadas. (THREE TOSTADAS! Can you say preggers?!)

So I would love to show you what I did, just in case ya'll get a craving for some Mexican, but no desire to change out of your yoga pants. 

Let's start with the chicken. Here is what you'll need:
-1or 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
-1 can cream of chicken soup
-1/2 jar of salsa

And here is what you'll do:
-Throw all ingredients into crock pot. Set on Low for 6-8 hours.
-After 6-8 hours, take chicken out and shred on plate. Really you just need to do a little stirring on the plate, as it will be so tender it will just fall apart. Add some of the remaining juice from the crock pot on top and stir in, until all chicken pieces look nice and juicy. Feel free to sneak a few pieces to taste, and get excited for your meal. 

And now onto the tostadas. Here is what you'll need:
-1 pack tortillas. The small size works better on a cookie sheet, but whatever you have works fine. We used the small, extra thick flour ones, because I am not a huge fan of corn tortillas.
-pepper jack cheese
-Chicken (from above recipe)
-And your favorite toppings. We used tomatoes, baby spinach, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Here is what you'll do:
-Lay tortillas out on cookie sheet. Top each with pepper-jack cheese. Bake at 400* for about 10 minutes.
-Take out of oven, and top with shredded chicken. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until tortilla is golden and crispy, and meat is hot.
-Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
This was taken on the cookie sheet, before putting back in the oven.

The delicious finished product! I do not add sour cream or salsa to mine, but my husband does. 

Feel free to send any recipes my way, friends. I am always on the look-out for new, delicious meals to try!

With Love,

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh.....this is ridiculously amazing. I need to make these! And I love your writing! Mmmm....can't wait!